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24 Jul, 2009

Caol Ila 1982 (Duncan Taylor)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Caol Ila

Caol Ila 26yo 1982 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor 2008, for The Nectar, cask #2738, 279 btl.) – 89/100

10 Jun, 2009

New Daily Drams: High Dark Plan / Auk’s Choir / Ciao All

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Three new releases in the Daily Dram series: High Dark Plan, Auk’s Choir and Ciao All.

26 Apr, 2009

GlenDronach sells out in Belgium

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Three weeks ago, GlenDronach launched the new range of 12yo, 15yo and 18yo malts and already the first 3000-bottle consignment has sold out in Belgium.

01 Mar, 2009

top list

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In:

Tasting and scoring whisky is quite personal, and the same whisky can appeal less or more at different moments. So don’t take this ranking too serious. A 90+ score simply means a whisky was able to make my day.   96 Glen Grant 21 yo (70° proof, G&M 1960’s, securo cap)   95 Brora 30yo 1976 (55,1%, DL Platinum 2007, cask […]

18 Feb, 2009

Daily Dram – Undercover

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News|Ardbeg|Bowmore|Lagavulin|Laphroaig

Tasting notes of the new Daily Dram Undercover bottlings:
Undercover n°1 – Lagavulin 14y 1994 (53,1%, Daily Dram 2008, 196 btl.)
Undercover n°2 – Talisker 24y 1984 (51,9%, Daily Dram 2008, 82 btl.)
Undercover n°3 – Ardbeg / Laphroaig / Bowmore vatting (57,5%, Daily Dram 2008, 320 btl.)

16 Feb, 2009

Whisky festival Gent – first impressions

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Impressions of the 2009 whisky festival in Gent, with tasting notes of the following whiskies:

BenRiach 20y (43%, OB 2008)
BenRiach 13y Maderensis Fumosus (46%, OB 2008, Madeira finish)
Girvan 18y 1989 Raw Cask (56,7%, Blackadder 2008)
Bruichladdich X4 (50%, OB 2008, 6000 btl.)
Arran 12y
Arran sherry cask
Arran Pomerol finish
Arran 4y peated

12 Feb, 2009

whisky links

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In:

More tasting notes from our friends Cask Strength by Neil & Joel Connosr a social whisky network Edinburgh Whisky Blog by Lucas & Chris Karuizawa Collection by Joeri Malt Fascination by Sjoerd Malt Madness by Johannes Master Quill by Alexander Nonjatta by Chris Onversneden by Johan Slowdrink by Peter TWE blog by Tim and others Wardrobe of whisky […]

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04 Feb, 2009

Aloha Grip (Daily Dram)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Laphroaig

Aloha Grip – Laphroaig 1992 16y (58%, Daily Dram 2008, 180 btl.) – 86/100


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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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  • Blair Athol 1993 (First Editions)
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  • Blair Athol 2002 (Hepburn's Choice)
  • Tomatin 1988 (Malts of Scotland)
  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

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WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.